ICAR organises webinar on agri mechanisation in MP

The ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), Bhopal Chapter and Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Madhya Pradesh jointly organised a national webinar on 'Roadmap on Agricultural Mechanization in Madhya Pradesh.'    In his addres...Read more

DAHD signs MoU with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support India’s livestock sector

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Government of India and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding to work together on sustainably improving India’s livestock sector to support the nation’s food and nutritional security, and protect ...Read more

Agri ministry organises conference on Rabi campaign 2021-22

Inaugurating the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi campaign 2021-22 recently through video conferencing, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Central Government is fully committed to supporting the states to increase production and productivity and to face the challenges posed by clim...Read more

Telangana govt signs MoU with Wingsure

Govt of Telangana has tied up with Wingsure, an insurtech venture spin-out of SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) that leverages artificial intelligence and deep technology to protect farmers worldwide. As a part of the agreement, Wingsure will provide deep-tech-based personalised crop insuran...Read more

Bayer to launch organic vegetable seeds portfolio

Bayer has announced that it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed. The launch will focus on certified organic production in three key crops for the greenhouse and glasshouse market: tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber. These will be ...Read more

Enabling policy environment to realise full benefits of gene editing in agri sector

Gene editing mediated by the CRISPR-Cas system has emerged as a powerful technology with the capability of precisely modifying the genome of a wide range of organisms. The technology is based on an existing bacterial immune system and is adopted worldwide as a simple, precise and efficient method to genetically im...Read more

DBT-BIRAC to organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation on Sept 22-23, 2021

DBT-BIRAC Regional BioInnovation Centre (BRBC) will organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation at Venture Center, Pune on September 22 and 23, 2021. The event will be an opportunity for startup founders to meet and network with mentors - industry professionals, senior entrepreneurs and investors, and vice versa....Read more

ConstellR, ScanWorld in tie up for high-value agri data

Satellite data providers ConstellR and ScanWorld are set to combine their respective thermal infrared and hyperspectral imagery expertise to deliver high-value Earth Observation data to enable a wide range of sustainable agricultural applications.    Based in Germany, ConstellR is pioneering the use of...Read more

Open Symposium outlines series of policy positions to reshape role of food systems

The inaugural Open Symposium, hosted by the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, Somerville College, and UPL, has recently outlined a series of policy positions, technological interventions, and collaboration opportunities that can contribute to global efforts to reshape the role of food systems in the...Read more

Benson Hill acquires soybean crushing facility in Seymour, Indiana

Benson Hill, a US-based food technology company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, has announced the closing of its acquisition of a soybean crushing facility in Seymour, Indiana.The investment will further solidify the company's position in the value ch...Read more

Startups propel Indian agri to $25 Bn target

Over the last decade, the educated youth have made a beeline for the Indian agriculture sector, armed with ideas, passion and innovations to unleash new technology and business models. This renewed interest evinced by the youth has transformed Indian agriculture from primitive to hi-tech. Startups are providing mi...Read more

Cargill introduces new revenue stream for farmers

Cargill has been enrolling farmers in Cargill RegenConnect, a new regenerative agriculture programme that pays farmers for improved soil health and positive environmental outcomes, including payment per metric tonne of carbon sequestered. The new programme connects farmers to the growing carbon marketplace and wil...Read more